Key proptech influencers James Dearsley and Eddie Holmes have announced the launch of www.proptechconsult.com
The partnership is a formalisation of the work that Dearsley and Holmes have undertaken since 2013 to help property companies understand and overcome the challenges brought about by digital transformation, while underpinning the growth of proptech companies in the UK.
The pair have an extensive previous client list including firms such as HSBC, Zoopla, Fixflo, Savills, Future:PropTech, and Foxtons.
Services on offer cover a full range of issues faced during digital transformation including market and competitor intelligence, fundraising, acquisition identification and execution, internal innovation and investment management.
Holmes, who leads on the firm’s strategy and investment propositions, said: “James and I have spent a number of years working to give the proptech sector a voice and we are pleased that this voice is now being heard loud and clear across the property industry.
“It is apparent to both of us that the real challenge for the next decade will be faced by property companies who do not have the right people, culture or strategies to take advantage of the opportunities presented by digital transformation.
“PropTech Consult brings together our respective experiences and understanding of the wider competitive landscape to help our clients avoid the pitfalls of a fast-changing property industry.”
Dearsley, who specialises in PropTech Consult’s market intelligence propositions, said: “This year marks the tipping point in the property industry’s acceptance that technology is here to stay and the start of a process of enmeshing proptech with property.
“Those businesses that move swiftly, and with appropriate advice, have an enormous opportunity to capitalise on technology that can make them more efficient but also open up new markets and revenue streams.
“Eddie and I bring a unique blend of expertise and a depth of understanding which we believe is unrivalled.
“We’re very much looking forward to working together more closely and being part of the most exciting period we can recall for the property industry.”
Holmes is chairman of the newly formed UK PropTech Association and was formerly investment director at Spire Ventures, where projects he worked on included eMoov and Pi Labs. Dearsley has been involved with property for 11 years, initially with Foxtons.